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The Music of Mrs. Andrews

As some of you know, the project I'm working on for Nanowrimo this month is the sequel to OFF THE RAILS, so I'm finding myself revisiting a lot of the music I listened to when I wrote the first book, with the addition of a lot of new songs. The first time around, I listened… Continue reading The Music of Mrs. Andrews

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Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

With a new book out this week, here are a few things you didn't know about Mrs. Andrews, the world of OFF THE RAILS, and the other characters in the book. She hates to be called Sophia. Even in my head she goes by "Mrs. Andrews." And no, before you ask, I didn't name her… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

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New Release: OFF THE RAILS

It's here! At long last. I am absolutely in love with this cover, which was once again designed by Ash K. Alexander, who has done all of my previous covers. This will be the first book in an adult historical fiction/mystery series, and can be found on Amazon here, in both ebook and paperback. This… Continue reading New Release: OFF THE RAILS

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Victorian Hair Care

Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care

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The F-Word

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word

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OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW

Keep reading for a sneak peak at the first chapter of my next book, OFF THE RAILS, coming October 23! CHAPTER ONE November 1865 Somewhere in those shadows, something watched me. Moonlight cast my room in an eerie blue glow. Shadows softened the corners of the furniture, turning them into ominous creatures lurking in the… Continue reading OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW

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Location, Location, Location

Saturday I went on a bit of a mini research trip. If you follow my Instagram (@knotmagick) you might have seen some of the videos pop up in my stories. I drove down to Chillicothe to look at some local papers to research for a novel. I've actually got the bulk of the manuscript written… Continue reading Location, Location, Location

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What’s in a name?

Many of you know that the name I write under--Sophia Beaumont--is not my real name. Writers use pen names for a variety of reasons. Sophia is a name I've used online for years, as it means "wisdom." As a consummate Ravenclaw, wisdom is something I've always desired to have, but often felt myself lacking. Also,… Continue reading What’s in a name?

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Coming soon!

That's right! Are you guys ready? The title of my next book is... *drumroll* OFF THE RAILS. Sophia Andrews was fully prepared for her husband to die fighting for the Union--or at least, as prepared as one can be for such an eventuality. She was not expecting him to be murdered in cold blood on… Continue reading Coming soon!

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Want free books?

Starting this month, I'm launching a new mailing last in conjunction with my regular update email. This new list is for Advanced Readers & Reviewers. In other words, though people who regularly leave reviews for their favorite books on their blog, Amazon, or on Goodreads. It's pretty simple to sign up: just fill out this… Continue reading Want free books?